3 DIY hairdos for short hair

By Emily

Hey there everyone! Emily here.  Today, I gathered up a few of my favorite DIY hairstyles for y’all to enjoy!  These are for all y’all who were asking for some hairstyles for short hair, but these hairdos work well on any length.  So, these hairstyles should work on both short and long hair.  😉

~The first hairstyle I have to share with y’all is super duper simple.  It doesn’t take up too much time, and I personally find it really cute.  All you gotta do is follow the super simple steps below!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2.  Gather a section of hair from the front of your head and bring it to the back of your head.
  3. Using only that section, begin to fishtail-braid the hair.
  4.  Secure with a hairband.
  5. Add hairspray as desired.

Voilà!

~Second hairdo!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3.  Begin to dutch braid the side of the head with more hair, to the back of the head (here, you can either pin the braid in place and leave the rest of your hair down, or you can continue to follow the steps).
  4.  Pull remaining hair back into ponytail.
  5. Secure with hairband.
  6.  Go back and loosen the braid carefully, giving it a fuller and more messy look.–This step is completely optional!  You don’t have to do this one.
  7. Add hairspray as desired.

In the end, your hair should look something like this:

~And last but not least, the third hairstyle!

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Pull hair back into a ponytail.
  3. Tease hair, thus making it more voluminous.
  4. Twist the hair into a messy bun.
  5. Pin to your satisfaction/liking.
  6. Add hairspray as desired.

 

This hairdo is one of my favorite go-to’s!  Mainly because, it’s hard to do buns to my short hair, but this one actually works, and doesn’t look half-bad either.  😉

 

And that’s all there is to it!  Three of my favourite DIY hairdos for short hair!  😀  Let me know what y’all think, which ones are your favourites, and if you’d like to see more hairstyles for short hair!  Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

Waterfall Twist & Reverse Fishtail

Hey everybody!

Sophia here. Today I’m going to show you how to do two super cute looks, that are absolutely perfect for the autumn season!

#1 Waterfall Twist:

So, I for one, love a pretty waterfall braid hairstyle. This one gives the same effect, but with a little twist to it…(like, literally, a twist!)

1.) To begin part the hair to your liking. I did a side part.

2.)Then, grab a 1 inch section from the front of your head. Split it into two sections.

3. Twist the two sections once.

4.)Hold the two strands with one hand, and with the other hand, grab a small section of hair from near your part-line.

5.)This part is slightly complicated to explain, but is really easy to do. Put the section you’ve just grabbed from you part-line, and put it between the two twisted strands, just let it fall.

6.)After that, twist the two original strands. This will hold the third strand in place.

7.)Continue with steps 5 and 6, until you reach near the crown of you head. Use two bobby-pins to secure. (Sometimes you need to tug a little on the “waterfall” strands, to make sure the braid looks neat.

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….Voila! Hairstyle #1, complete!

#2 Reverse Fishtail Braid:

If you want to get your hair out of the way, but still have it look cute, this is such a beautiful hairstyle to do. I’m accenting it with the waterfall twist.

  1. Start with the first hairstyle above.
  2. So, a reverse fishtail braid is just like a regular fishtail braid, but, instead of crossing the strands over, cross them under. So it’s a reverse fishtail. To reference a regular fishtail, you can take a look at a previous post from Clare.
  3. A little tip I like to do: When doing this reverse fishtail braid, instead of gathering neat, precise sections of hair, I grab different sized sections. Some small, some big. This gives it kind of a messy-chic look to it, which I personally like. 😉
  4. Once you’ve completed the braid, tug gently on the side, to give it a fuller, messier, appearance.

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There you have it! Two lovely hairstyles for Fall! They are both super easy, and quick, and you can wear them either together or separate. I hope you all have a lovely Autumn season (its my favorite!) and I’ll catch you later!

– Sophia 🙂

Hat Hair! (3 Easy DIY Baseball Cap Hairstyles)

Hey hey Everyone, it’s Sabrina!

I’m super excited to show you all how to do these 3 easy DIY baseball cap hairstyles! I love these hairstyles because they are simple, cute, and look great with your baseball cap! Let’s get started!


1st hairstyle: items needed: baseball cap, 1 hair band, 1 small hair elastic, 1-2 bobby pins.

1.) Gather your hair and tie it into a pony-tail low enough so that it can fit through the pony-tail holder in your hat. Put your hat on and pull your pony-tail through the pony-tail holder.

2.) Grab a section of hair from your pony-tail and do an inside-out braid. To do this, just do a regular braid, but instead of crossing the strands over, cross them under. Secure with your small hair-elastic. To learn how to do a regular 3 strand braid, you can reference Emma’s post.

 (please excuse the thread on my hat!)

3.) Next pancake your braid to make it look bigger and fuller. To do this, gently pull on the outer edges of your braid until you get your desired look. Then grab a small piece of hair and wrap it around your elastic band, and bobby pin into place. 

And there you have it! First hairstyle-check!


2nd Hairstyle: items needed: baseball cap, alligator clip (or regular clip), 2 small hair elastics.

1.) Part your hair into a middle part and clip one side with your alligator clip to keep it out of the way.

2.) Grab a piece from the front of the un-clipped side and begin to do a dutch-braid straight back. You can leave some pieces of hair down in the front of your face for face framing if you would like. End the dutch braid at the crown of your head, and then continue braiding down and secure with an elastic. To learn how to do a dutch braid, you can reference our video in the dutch flip through hairstyle.

3.) Repeat on the other side and then pancake the braids (gently pull on the outer edges of the braid to make it look fuller.)

4.) Finally, put on your hat!

2nd hat hairstyle-done!


Now for the third and final baseball cap hairstyle. This is one is my personal favorite. (:

Items needed: baseball cap, 1 alligator clip (or regular clip), 1 hair band, 4 small hair elastics, 2-4 bobby pins.

1.) Repeat step one from the 2nd hat hairstyle but instead of using an alligator clip, secure that side with your hair band to keep it out of the way.

2.) Grab a small section of hair from the side that is not tied, and do a regular 3 strand braid. You can reference Emma’s post on how to do one if you would like.

3.) Flip your micro-braid over to the other side and clip it to keep it out of the way.

4.) Now, grab the rest of the hair on that side and do a fishtail braid all the way down and secure with an elastic. Pancake the braid if you would like it to look fuller/looser. You can reference Clare’s post on how to do a fishtail braid.

4.) Now unclip your micro braid and stack it on top or your fishtail and tie with an elastic. (You can now take off the other elastic so that there is only one left) To help the braid stay stacked on your fishtail, you can add one or two bobby pins as needed.

    

4.) Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side.

5.) And finally, put on your baseball cap!


Bam! There you have it, 3 easy diy baseball cap hairstyles. If baseball caps aren’t your style, then these hairstyles also look amazing without one.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these hairstyles–please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions! Which hairstyle was your favorite?

See ya!
-Sabrina ^.^

The 3 braid combo

I’m really sorry I didn’t post a hairstyle for the last post of the 6 in 6 days, I was really busy that day, and didn’t even realize until the next day that I hadn’t! Hopefully this makes up for it! 😉 From now on there will be a regular post each week (usually on a Monday.) Remember to subscribe for email notifications on new posts! Now lets get onto the hairstyle!

I saw a picture for this a while ago, but had never tried it before. I think it’s a really pretty, and unique hairstyle, and while it may be a difficult one to try on yourself, it’s great to do on other people! If you would like a diy tutorial on this hairstyle, please leave a comment below!

 

Items needed: Rat tail comb, brush, 2 small rubber elastics, 4-5 bobby pins.

  1.  Begin by parting the hair down the middle..
  2. then section off a crescent shaped bit of hair from the top of the part to above the ear, on either side of the head…
  3. tie back the remaining hair for the moment..
  4. Next lace braid from the part line on either side of the head until you run out of hair, finish off in a plait.
  5. Un-tie the remaining hair and french braid until you reach just above the nape of the neck…
  6. Finish off in a fishtail braid..
  7. Now go back and grab your two lace braids, tying them together with an elastic around where the rosette is in the picture…
  8. then pancake the braids a little to make them look fuller…
  9. and form a bun shaped rosette, pin it to hold it in place, and you’re done!

I’ll remind everyone once more, that this is going to be a request run site, so basically you make the request and we’ll try to do the hairstyle for you!

Got a question? Ask away!

 

First blog post- The four basic braids

Hi all!

This is a tutorial for every basic braid you will ever need.  Master these, and you already have an awesome repertoire of hairstyling options!! 🙂 

In honour of our first week on the blog, there will be 6 posts in 6 days! So keep a look out, or subscribe for email notifications on new posts! ~Clare

THE 3-STRAND BRAID OR PLAIT (THE foundational braid!)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the right strand over the middle strand
  3. Bring the left strand over the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 THE FRENCH BRAID

  1.   Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2.   Cross the left strand over the middle strand
  3.   Bring the right strand over the new middle strand
  4.   Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5.   Your braid is complete!!

THE DUTCH BRAID (inside-out braid)

  1. Divide the hair into 3 pieces
  2. Cross the left strand under the middle strand
  3. Bring the right strand behind the new middle strand
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 all the way down the hair
  5. Your braid is complete!!

 

 

THE FISHTAIL BRAID

1.

  1. Divide the hair into 2 equal sections
  2. Next take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section
  3. Now take a small piece of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  4. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  5. and you’re done!

(Pictures provided by Clare 😉 )